Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 60
INTERVIEWER:

UH-HUH, UH-HUH. UM, DID YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR ORDERS IN SELMA AT THAT TIME? WERE YOU PARTICULARLY FOLLOWING A, A CASE, OR WERE YOU JUST THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S REPRESENTATIVE?

John Doar:

No, no we had cases there. We had voter registration cases, we had intimidation cases, and we had responsibilities to see that uh, if there was any interference with peaceful demonstrations that we would move against the persons that, that uh, committed the interference. Uh, we had FBI agents on the scene with cameras. I had my lawyers on the scene observing and if there was any efforts to interfere with peaceful demonstrations, we tried to do what we could to uh, stop that.